Action Essentials HD: Coming Soon

It has been a dangerous couple of months filming explosions and all sorts of action stock footage for the new Action Essentials 2 library. A release date will be set soon.

This collection is just FREAKING ridiculous! That’s all there is to say for now.

High Resolution Poster

UPDATE: To answer a few general questions…

  • Over 90% of elements are live action shots, like explosions and blood etc.
  • 100% NEW Footage and Tutorials; NOT an upgrade or anything like that.
  • Yes there is some high speed stuff; I’ll explain more later.
  • The Box is 3D rendered and just meant to be cool.
  • No cameramen died.
225 RESPONSES TO "ACTION ESSENTIALS HD: COMING SOON"
Benj
March 8th, 2009 @ 11:17 pm
Woah! How maniacally awesome! I hope there's flame throwers!
Jeroen
March 8th, 2009 @ 11:18 pm
Sounds great. Can't wait...
March 8th, 2009 @ 11:19 pm
Sounds interesting, can't go wrong with some HD explosions. I hope no cameramen were harmed in the making of this DVD.
March 8th, 2009 @ 11:23 pm
By the way you may notice that the name is Now "Action Essentials" because this collection is specifically great for Film & Motion Graphics.
Xeon Pro
March 8th, 2009 @ 11:24 pm
Great to hear!!=D Cant wait!!
Malcolm
March 8th, 2009 @ 11:26 pm
i can't wait
Ben
March 8th, 2009 @ 11:28 pm
Andrew, you are such a tease!
March 8th, 2009 @ 11:29 pm
Looks VERY cool.
Will be perfect with my new HV30 ;-)

Will,
March 8th, 2009 @ 11:35 pm
Im a lion, rawr.
dasnico
March 8th, 2009 @ 11:35 pm
Andrew the titan
March 8th, 2009 @ 11:50 pm
Who painted this? :D Anyay it looks great
Fonzie
March 8th, 2009 @ 11:51 pm
the first was great. can't wait for the second.
March 8th, 2009 @ 11:52 pm
holy moly cow crap!!! cant wait!! amazing!!
March 8th, 2009 @ 11:59 pm
Little slim on the details but I am glad to hear this is in the pipes. Hope you can give a rough date on when this is coming out so I can put some cash aside or budget it in for my workplace.

I really hope this means there is a Riot Gear 2 coming out. I think it was discussed sometime ago. I used Riot Gear the most out of any AK DVD I've ordered. Though Evolution is right up there with it. Evolution had better tutorials benefits.
peterpiper
March 9th, 2009 @ 12:05 am
Great. There goes some more dough flyin' outta my wallet.
You rule.
Salmon Sandwich
March 9th, 2009 @ 12:21 am
This post made my day.

Thanks
eddie
March 9th, 2009 @ 12:41 am
Any chance on price sounds great A K .
Clayton Light
March 9th, 2009 @ 12:48 am
I understand about the danger. I once (way back in the day) hired a SFX company to blow up a tv. My model was behind a 3/4" piece of foam-core with a hole cut so she could reach through and press a remote control. The SFX guys said the air cannon, squibs and candy glass were perfectly safe. Luckily nobody was hurt. The chards went through everything. After the smoke cleared the SFX crew chief asked me if I wanted a second take. All I can say now is thank God for AE. I'll be buying this on day one.

clayton light
Rick de Boer
March 9th, 2009 @ 12:48 am
That is awesome!!
I can't wait!
March 9th, 2009 @ 1:00 am
OH YEAH, Can't wait!
March 9th, 2009 @ 1:00 am
Fantastic, Cannot wait for these.
Should be a fantastic new product for all the Action Movie filming fans out there.

By the way Andrew, Did you end up getting my email by any chance?
David
March 9th, 2009 @ 1:01 am
YES!!!!!!!!! YES YES YES!!!! Thank you! I can't wait for these, they look SWEET!
-David
March 9th, 2009 @ 1:04 am
release this now! I need it for my upcoming media movie :)
Willem
March 9th, 2009 @ 1:06 am
And the world just got a little better.


Hey, i saw a PS tutorial the other day for making explosions of clouds pics. Haven't tried it yet, but i'd think a timelapse of some stormy clouds, can make for a fine representation of C4 blowing with Colorama?.
March 9th, 2009 @ 1:13 am
I can’t wait!
March 9th, 2009 @ 1:14 am
Well
Another great product
Thanks & waiting for it
Rasta
March 9th, 2009 @ 1:16 am
For this project were tutorial ? ;]
dima popov
March 9th, 2009 @ 1:28 am
Andrew Kramer iam you big fan i am from ukrainian a vaiting this dvd you cool duud plese tel me ven this dvd come
Trent
March 9th, 2009 @ 1:46 am
OMG!

I can't wait!!
Marc D
March 9th, 2009 @ 1:59 am
about time!!!!!! ;)
Eugene Opperman
March 9th, 2009 @ 2:38 am
Good news as always.
Be careful out there.
Ben Wotton
March 9th, 2009 @ 2:40 am
Wooohooo!
alfredfx
March 9th, 2009 @ 2:42 am
I only want to debunk a myth: the explosions on Action Movie Essentials were not made filming real things blowing up, but instead they were made in 3D Studio Max and Afterburn.

However, i'm waiting for AME2
March 9th, 2009 @ 2:43 am
sweet!
Hampus
March 9th, 2009 @ 3:03 am
Brilliant!
Mr T.
March 9th, 2009 @ 3:07 am
Will there be Pal footage or only NTSC
James price
March 9th, 2009 @ 3:21 am
Holy Moley
March 9th, 2009 @ 3:21 am
Oh Shhhnap!
alex coffy
March 9th, 2009 @ 3:26 am
saying in french: grenadiers a l'assault!!!!
(let me slow down before I hurt someone)
plissken
March 9th, 2009 @ 3:28 am
huuuuge!
March 9th, 2009 @ 3:37 am
juju..fantastic!!!
March 9th, 2009 @ 3:39 am
Oh MY GOD! :D WHEN?! WHEN?! Dear Andrew Hurry UP! :D

Greetings from Poland
Asri
March 9th, 2009 @ 3:40 am
huh..i want see the promo..
March 9th, 2009 @ 3:49 am
Andrew will this footage be 2k, 4k and/or anything over 120fps? Any phantom camera footage?
March 9th, 2009 @ 3:52 am
Great Andrew! fantastic!
March 9th, 2009 @ 3:52 am
:-D I just used some of the old "Action Movie Essentials" clips a couple days ago and thought to myself, "I wonder if they gave up on the HD version they talked about way back when.."

Glad to see you are still releasing it!
Qra
March 9th, 2009 @ 4:03 am
Maaaan, I cant' wait! :)
Damian Smith
March 9th, 2009 @ 4:09 am
Where's the anamorphic lense flare Andrew? ;)
Don't all promo posters require one? (joking)

Looking forward to this being released
Adam Sklar
March 9th, 2009 @ 4:48 am
Ooh!

At the side of the box, It says it contains:

Explosions
Rockets
Blood
Smoke
Debris :)


Can't wait. :D
Adam Sklar
March 9th, 2009 @ 4:50 am
Oops, Mistake, Not 'Rockets' It's Ricochets.
david
March 9th, 2009 @ 4:54 am
Muy buena imagen , a la espera del toturial ,un abrazo sigan asi
david
March 9th, 2009 @ 4:55 am
Muy buena imagen , a la espera del tutorial ,un abrazo sigan asi
Amir
March 9th, 2009 @ 4:55 am
Sounds great!!
can't wait...
David W.
March 9th, 2009 @ 5:02 am
11:18pm!? My parents made me go to bed at 11:30 and wouldn't give me a chance to check the site. But moving on, that's great news. Tell me, how do you film all those explosions and stuff?
Vers
March 9th, 2009 @ 5:03 am
BOOOOOOM!!!
newsett
March 9th, 2009 @ 5:13 am
Whoooohaaaa

I am sure u made Sam do all the dangerous stuff... so he will be blown, shot, smoked (ehm) and god know what else... for our pleasure.

keep it up, i have just ordered you Pro Scores and i bother the postman every day :-) just cant wait
March 9th, 2009 @ 5:15 am
Excellent....once I get paid, I can buy that, along with the new soundtracks product.....Thanks Andrew. ...Now, if you only sold video camera equipment, you would become my all-in-one stop and I wouldn't need to go anywhere else for anything...;)
Matt in MO.
March 9th, 2009 @ 5:17 am
Maybe Andrew has the Ark of the Covenant in that box as well for some awesome face-melting action!
March 9th, 2009 @ 5:22 am
great thing!then can you make a tutorial for exploding cars using it??or a van....or er...air balloon if you think so.
Donald
March 9th, 2009 @ 5:25 am
It's gonna be deadly. XD
March 9th, 2009 @ 5:41 am
Any Chance it will be out in the next couple of weeks? Would be great to have them before my final major project deadline is due!

Great work AK!

Sitting Duck
Aleksander
March 9th, 2009 @ 5:42 am
DAMN!! it's nice!! but i guess that if i have bought action movie essentials, i wont get this as an update like twitch? please kramer answer me :) looking forward to see what it is :)
Jason
March 9th, 2009 @ 5:58 am
I cant wait... seriously!!
highdefw
March 9th, 2009 @ 6:17 am
ZOMG I NEED THIS
FloVC
March 9th, 2009 @ 6:26 am
NICE NICE NICE NICE NICE!!!!! I'll buy it!
scHoTe
March 9th, 2009 @ 6:30 am
Ohhhh Andrew you are the best xDD
March 9th, 2009 @ 6:40 am
can wait...cant wait....!!
ben
March 9th, 2009 @ 6:44 am
yeeeeeah:D:D hope the promo is comming soon!!
March 9th, 2009 @ 7:05 am
Always up to something. I can identify with you.
Good to see you're focussing on HD.
I want to buy this because I'm sure there're useful elements I can put into my short film.

Thank you Andrew
ben
March 9th, 2009 @ 7:05 am
this nice image remined me so much of indiana jones and the crates :D:D!!
Fatpet
March 9th, 2009 @ 7:07 am
WOOOOOOOOW I WOULD DIE FOR IT :P
ben
March 9th, 2009 @ 7:07 am
hope you include some sound FX :)
Chris
March 9th, 2009 @ 7:07 am
I wish you had made this back when i did stunt work. I had a Pyro guy detonate a charge early and set a "mortar round" explosion off in my face. Gave me a nice sunburn. Mmmmmm singed facial hair!!!
Simon
March 9th, 2009 @ 7:12 am
Hello Andrew and everyone.
Here's an Israeli http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9rS3VncDwM&feature=channel_page" rel="nofollow">news ident. I was wondering if you could explain something to me.

1. First, you see the headline news pictures, that change from day to day.
2. And then, when the graphics kick in, the news pictures are distorted and tilted, before complete dissolve into the graphics.

How is this obtained, since the news pictures change from day to day? Thank you very much.
Jason
March 9th, 2009 @ 7:13 am
Cant Wait!!!!
Jason
March 9th, 2009 @ 7:15 am
Now when you say soon what is your idea of soon? Mine is less than a month. Is yours two months three months less than a month?
Wagiman
March 9th, 2009 @ 7:15 am
Wow..>! Can't wait for these stuff. You are the best andrew!!!! Andrew Kramer pancen oye...
slize
March 9th, 2009 @ 7:18 am
Sounds promising Andrew :)
Lawrence
March 9th, 2009 @ 7:18 am
Very exciting! Great, great, great!
Juan Francisco
March 9th, 2009 @ 7:20 am
Awesomeeeee!!
FaceMace
March 9th, 2009 @ 7:24 am
I hope the footage will be 1080p
Suvir
March 9th, 2009 @ 7:33 am
WOOOOOOOOOOTTTTTTT !!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOTTTTTTT !!!

Some burning debris would be cool... cause i spend hours creating those stuff with fume fx and the output isnt very great
Andrew Farris
March 9th, 2009 @ 7:33 am
This isnt going to be digital stuff like the 1st is it? Cuz some of it was kinda to fake to use for my effects. I am guessing this is sorta like the stuff over at detfilmshd.com right? Cuz thats some GOOOOD stuff lol. Just curious.
Suvir
March 9th, 2009 @ 7:35 am
BTW the wall paper is SEXY.... amazing lighting and depth...
V3
March 9th, 2009 @ 7:35 am
Nice! Cant wait lol. Can we expect a tutorial on that poster? It looks awesome.
Kael
March 9th, 2009 @ 7:36 am
And who says Santa only comes once a year??
Haha, this is fantastic news. Andrew, you're my Action Santa. :D
Point Blank
March 9th, 2009 @ 7:45 am
Awsome period
March 9th, 2009 @ 7:53 am
Great, can't wait to hear more about it. Will we be able to get a discount if we have action essentials 1? Just kidding I'm sure we won't and you deserve all the money you can get for these awesome products and free tutorials.
March 9th, 2009 @ 7:56 am
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I CANT WAIT :D

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!
vijay
March 9th, 2009 @ 7:58 am
GOOD I LIKE THE POSTER, FANTASTIC WORK. I M WAITING FOR THE DVD.GREAT BOSS
March 9th, 2009 @ 8:06 am
any demo video ?
March 9th, 2009 @ 8:12 am
O My Gosh! O My Gosh! O My Gosh! O My Gosh! O My Gosh!O My Gosh! O My Gosh!

I can't wait!!!!!!!

YES!!
pat
March 9th, 2009 @ 8:12 am
is the picture of the box animated or real...it is so good i cant tell
March 9th, 2009 @ 8:17 am
Can't wait for this!
I'll give you my soul for a copy, or I could just give you some money I guess?
Yeah... that would probably be easier! :P
Jacob Behunin
March 9th, 2009 @ 8:18 am
SWEET!!!!!
You Must be makin BANK by now!
March 9th, 2009 @ 8:38 am
Hell yeah!!! I'm buying this as soon as it comes out! The first pack was so good...I've used it in almost all of my projects :)
vfx-tree
March 9th, 2009 @ 8:43 am
WAUW! CAN"T WAIT TO SEE IT!


Greetz, Holland
ra. elliott
March 9th, 2009 @ 8:51 am
...Are you kidding me.... This. is. GREAT!
Thorsten M(tommie12P)
March 9th, 2009 @ 9:01 am
woooooooooooooaaaa!
1080p,right? 720p would not comply your high-quality standarts.

I see the future: Action Essentials 4 in 4k (when you´re old and grey and own a RED,[ok, there will be much better things when your old and grey, very long time...)

Anyway, really nice poster, (does Action Essentials include the texture and the font of the metal box?)
Toufik
March 9th, 2009 @ 9:13 am
do not worry Andrew about ridic or not ridic. Just bring it on. :)
Alan
March 9th, 2009 @ 9:18 am
Soon to be starring in Call of Duty 6???
March 9th, 2009 @ 9:47 am
Woo Hoo!!!!
Alex
March 9th, 2009 @ 9:47 am
Andrew you did ti again! Action Essentials? that sounds great! But that is a very cool poster!!! Specialy the creepy atmosfere!!! Can't wait for this!
March 9th, 2009 @ 9:52 am
Will there be any kind of upgrade option for those of us who already have the 'action movie essentials' package? Speaking of which, I've been using that, and Riot Gear, quite a bit in my recent work. Great tools all around.
JT Pictures
March 9th, 2009 @ 10:04 am
I CAN'T WAIT!!
Woo Hoo!!!!!
JT Pictures
March 9th, 2009 @ 10:05 am
will there be a promo video for this??
March 9th, 2009 @ 10:12 am
There will be all sort of videos and info when the product gets closer to launch. We're working away.
Exile
March 9th, 2009 @ 10:12 am
ANDREW!!!! UR AWESOME! I LOVE YOU!!
Pablo
March 9th, 2009 @ 10:13 am
amazing!!! i cant wait!!
Tommy
March 9th, 2009 @ 10:14 am
I have a feeling this filesize is going to kill my computer.
EffectMatic
March 9th, 2009 @ 10:14 am
is all new essentials or same?
dashzed
March 9th, 2009 @ 10:19 am
WHOOOOOOO!!!! YEAH!!!! WHOOOO!!!! I WILL BE THE FIRST TO BUY!!!!! LUV U ANDREW!!!
Tom
March 9th, 2009 @ 10:43 am
Glad to see this is imminent. AME 1 was great but my teen sons wanted more so please release this soon so THEY dont try to blow things up!!!!!
March 9th, 2009 @ 10:48 am
dude....i remember when you said "it will literaly blow your mind"...awesome!!! Make sure you include a tutorial on the product how you made that box...
March 9th, 2009 @ 10:59 am
Simply awesome! Sign me up.
Jesper Steen
March 9th, 2009 @ 11:00 am
awsome, cant wait man.
Kai
March 9th, 2009 @ 11:02 am
YES!
can't wait for the gallery
Vic
March 9th, 2009 @ 11:05 am
Can't wait! But I'll just chew some bubble gum in the meantime!
March 9th, 2009 @ 11:08 am
"Live action... blood" Dun wanna be in UR team xD
Shinji
March 9th, 2009 @ 11:20 am
I laught my ass off this line

"Over 90% of elements are real live action shots, like explosions and blood."

Blood, like headshots, wounds etc.

No cameramen died. :)

BUT HELL YEAH I'M GONNA BUY THIS ONE.
blake
March 9th, 2009 @ 11:20 am
what else is in there? the Ark of the Covenant?
Rico
March 9th, 2009 @ 11:25 am
so the blood is live action shot?! no way!! :)
VFX Guy
March 9th, 2009 @ 11:39 am
You didn't!
March 9th, 2009 @ 11:48 am
Wait wait wait!! If no one died in the making of it, it's crap. sorry. Needs bigger explosions. Won't be buying. :P
Ken
March 9th, 2009 @ 11:49 am
PLEASE 1080p!!! I would make my own but my neighbours get mad.
March 9th, 2009 @ 11:50 am
Freaking yes! I am sooo excited! Will this stuff also be pre-keyed?
Toufik
March 9th, 2009 @ 12:00 pm
I assume this is all u can eat free stuff. Wow. You rock ma world And Rew
Lifetype
March 9th, 2009 @ 12:00 pm
great news , now i get to stare at the products section for 2 months without blinking . cant wait
March 9th, 2009 @ 12:09 pm
very cool concept and yet another wanted action pack dvd hoorah to that.this box going on my descktop wallpaper.
David K.
March 9th, 2009 @ 12:20 pm
awesome
ned flanders
March 9th, 2009 @ 12:21 pm
freakin sweet. ill definitely pick this one up.
Timinator
March 9th, 2009 @ 12:35 pm
Great looking graphic!

The distressed air force stencil font looks very cool. As does the lighting. Great job!
March 9th, 2009 @ 12:46 pm
"Over 90% of elements are live action shots, like explosions and blood etc."

Ummm... blood? Live action? I thought you said no cameramen were harmed? Whose blood was it? :)
March 9th, 2009 @ 12:49 pm
niceeeeee
Andrew Farris
March 9th, 2009 @ 1:09 pm
I was also wondering if this was shot on that RED camera you had awhile back or your JVC. Also do you still own your xl2 if so give me a hollar at my email, I might have a buisness deal for you.
March 9th, 2009 @ 1:14 pm
We shot on RED with some other high end HD cameras.
macro
March 9th, 2009 @ 1:15 pm
que buenaaa.... y un video de demo? como para sorprenderme mas
Andrew Farris
March 9th, 2009 @ 1:17 pm
Nice. I assume Red was used for HIGH Speed Stuff
March 9th, 2009 @ 1:18 pm
Just let me know where put put in my CC #
Vick1138
March 9th, 2009 @ 1:18 pm
WHOA!!!
Vick1138
March 9th, 2009 @ 1:20 pm
WHOA!!!

Real blood elements?

Dude, I think you could have just used some house paint splatters and you could have achieved the same effect. Unless it was a pig's blood, then its okay, and you put it on the BBQ :D
March 9th, 2009 @ 1:27 pm
Aww man I just got Action Movie Essentials for Christmas
(Love it By the way)

I don't know when, but I will get my hands on this!
Connor Guyler
March 9th, 2009 @ 1:30 pm
YES!
always wanted a HD version of action movie essentials!
wooop!
RobCoxxy
March 9th, 2009 @ 2:07 pm
Kramer, you are a god amongst men.
Any rough guesstimate of when this is coming out? Y'know, a month? That would be brilliant.
March 9th, 2009 @ 2:35 pm
Can't wait! I'll have start setting aside sheckles for this one. I've gone through all of the DVDs so far, and they're all awesome. Yep. Even the clouds.

(I actually do more still shot sky replacements than anything else at work, so the clouds really are cool)
LOL
March 9th, 2009 @ 2:53 pm
NICE WORK, CAN'T WAIT TO SEE IT!
can u tell me the name of the font in the box please???? :D
c.c
March 9th, 2009 @ 3:09 pm
can't wait for it to be release. It will really help all of us out.
March 9th, 2009 @ 3:16 pm
What?! NO cameramen died?! AND YOU CALL THIS ACTION?!?
mackee24
March 9th, 2009 @ 3:49 pm
I like the cube!!! Are the sides textures in Riot Gear?
Vick1138
March 9th, 2009 @ 3:54 pm
oh Andrew,

are these elements going to have variety when it comes to angles and perspectives?

I bought your first Action Essentials pack and it was great, and I use elements that I have bought from other providers. The only problem I have with them is the variety on which these elements are orientated to the camera, sometimes the explosions are angled on a flat trajectory, and head on, when the shots we film for our projects have to be rigidly planned to be shot to the elements we download.

Now I know that this suggestion is way out there, and that such attempts to conform to numerous possibilities and variations that make up anybody's shots would be a long and costly to you and your team that is putting all of this together. I just want to perhaps suggest, or throw out the idea of how you could maybe expand this package the video copilot team is putting together for your fans :D
Brandon
March 9th, 2009 @ 3:57 pm
I love you
Henry
March 9th, 2009 @ 4:04 pm
Could you show us how to do the poster in a 3D program like Cinema 4D?
That would be great! Thanks.
dashzed
March 9th, 2009 @ 4:30 pm
MAN, you're CRANKING out the PRODUCTS man!!! at this rate you'll have- like- fifty products at the years end!!! And i will own all of them!

Ten years from now, people will see thousands of smelly homeless hobo's sitting in the streets, clutching big bundles of DVDs...
March 9th, 2009 @ 4:34 pm
Was that poster made in AE? (The high resolution pic's file name is ae box, so I assume)

It would be a cool, quick little tutorial to show how you made the box, perhaps to work as a promotional tool for Action Essentials, soon to come?

Thanks andrew! :)
Andrew F
March 9th, 2009 @ 6:13 pm
this will rule the universe- cant wait :D
mohammedali
March 9th, 2009 @ 6:23 pm
OMG! cant wait for this
Nimrat
March 9th, 2009 @ 6:54 pm
No cameramen harmed LOL

What about animals????
Étienne
March 9th, 2009 @ 7:25 pm
NICE! Guess who just found his birthday's gift:)! That's so great!
March 9th, 2009 @ 7:38 pm
HELL YEAH!!
March 9th, 2009 @ 7:51 pm
this box was found at area-51 and andrew recovered it and hide it in his basment.http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii18/clancy30/ae_box2_00000.jpg
Conor
March 9th, 2009 @ 8:53 pm
That poster is now my desktop wallpaper. The first Action Movie Essentials was a great product, I'm really lookinjg forward to the new version!
Christopher Oliver
March 9th, 2009 @ 9:30 pm
Awesome man, cant wait.
Sandy
March 9th, 2009 @ 9:42 pm
This is awesome, once again a Booming product!
March 9th, 2009 @ 10:37 pm
love it
March 9th, 2009 @ 10:58 pm
Oh man this sounds insane!! And i thought version 1 was awesome!!
March 9th, 2009 @ 11:27 pm
Very nice!

Always there for us aren't you Andrew :D
bANKS
March 10th, 2009 @ 12:41 am
I shot my friend with a pistol so I can get a realistic blood shot, but it wasn't a good take and he didn't want to do it again.
cool androw
انت يا معلم جامد اخر حاجه انا حبيت اكتبلك بالعربي
you r very cool androw and i like to write by arabic
all egyption designer loved you
March 10th, 2009 @ 12:54 am
woww.sounds gr8. I love action :)
March 10th, 2009 @ 1:32 am
No cameramen died.
funny :)))))) hahah
Martin
March 10th, 2009 @ 1:37 am
Hi Andrew. Is it possible for you to make tutorial on making this marvelous full 3D box? Your efforts would be much appreciated.

Greetings from Europe.
vidhu popli
March 10th, 2009 @ 2:11 am
cool!!! i will buy
Alexander Eriksson
March 10th, 2009 @ 2:14 am
Man I can't wait for this! The first Action Essentials rocks.
Salmon Sandwich
March 10th, 2009 @ 3:16 am
I admit I was hoping for some waffles or pancakes, but this is still good.
Jeff
March 10th, 2009 @ 4:04 am
word.
Asri
March 10th, 2009 @ 4:15 am
This collection hv video promo or not??
MisterF
March 10th, 2009 @ 6:05 am
I'm "starving".That will be great,can't wait more.... :)
Andrew Rocks!!
Abe
March 10th, 2009 @ 7:49 am
With some shot on red, this is going to be an insane deal!! I know Artbeats charges a fortune for red footage and if I know AK's style he is going to make this the deal of the century. All praise the mighty AK and team.
Jason
March 10th, 2009 @ 8:27 am
Will there be sound effects included with this?
Sonu
March 10th, 2009 @ 8:38 am
i just bought Action Essentials 1 Dang shoulda waited hopefully there's discount for people witht the first one that be nice But this should be good Can't wait to come out
slashcr
March 10th, 2009 @ 8:39 am
Simplemente, no puedo esperar
I CANNOT WAIT ...
March 10th, 2009 @ 8:48 am
Awesome, can't wait!

What will be the approximate release date?

-Thanks, WVD
March 10th, 2009 @ 9:13 am
This is awesome news!!! Hey, anyway there may be a tutorial on how to create the box on your title?
Lyndon
March 10th, 2009 @ 9:19 am
Hows the red, im guessing it handles well? easy to operate and tweak in post? just curious, don't have to answer.
b0lstad1
March 10th, 2009 @ 11:22 am
Oh my god..
Seriously, I CAN'T WAIT !! :D:D:D:D:D:D:D
Derek
March 10th, 2009 @ 2:30 pm
hey andrew, i remember reading a blog post of you using a red camera to shoot a secret project with some chick sitting on a couch. Everyone thought it was a nintendo ds but i didn't know, till i found this on gamestop.com, the new nintendo dsi.
March 10th, 2009 @ 3:25 pm
Andrew u are my Hero....lol
i hate who hate you
I love who Love you lolololol
Aaron
March 10th, 2009 @ 5:06 pm
I am so buying this!!!
As EVERYONE else said
CAN'T WAIT!!!!
=D
Kyle
March 10th, 2009 @ 5:17 pm
WOW this looks so cool I cant wait!!!!!!!!!!!
March 10th, 2009 @ 9:48 pm
COOL
It's great!
PRINCE AUSTIN
March 11th, 2009 @ 1:53 am
THIS IS AWESOME!!! PLEASE EMAIL TO NOTIFY WHEN THIS PRODUCT IS OUT. I REALLY NEED IT FOR MY NEXT PROJECT. I MEAN THE HD THING.
March 11th, 2009 @ 2:58 am
I have to admit (don't take this the wrong way), the first Action Movie Essentials was a bit lacky, most of the rendered footages were mediocre.
The muzzle flashes for example, they were just still frames.

It would've made a lot more sense to animate them slowly across time and then use some kind of expression to display a random frame from that animation for every frame in the main comp.
then animate a visibility checkbox on and off to create bursts.

But of course, if the flashes were live footage my point is moot.

Looking forward to this!
March 11th, 2009 @ 3:47 am
Most of the muzzle Flashes from AME 1 were real :) they are just so fast you only see them for one frame. We did some double and triple-time stuff with this new product but muzzle flashes should only be 1 or 2 frames or they look odd. As far as randomizing, we include several shots from the same weapon to alternate as needed.

This time around we have a budget and over 90 percent Live Action footage.
March 11th, 2009 @ 6:05 am
No camera died so far! ;) Just kidding! I can wait to see all the good stuff inside the box!
March 11th, 2009 @ 6:06 am
Ooops... I mean *Can't* wait... :s
Aerendyl
March 11th, 2009 @ 8:30 am
Can't wait for it! :)
GJ Kramer as always :)
Jesper Steen
March 11th, 2009 @ 10:36 am
If you could make the flashes last more than 1 or 2 frames, it will be much better in a slow-motion scene.
March 11th, 2009 @ 11:31 am
Any release date or news?
Cuz i can't wait anymore! :D
Bayden Docking
March 11th, 2009 @ 2:15 pm
Since you shot some on RED does this mean there will be 2k files? or will it only be HD?
Speedbreaker
March 11th, 2009 @ 2:36 pm
No cameraman died while shooting, but I guess a few died afterwards from sleep deprivation, because I'm sure there will be a lot of high quality stuff on there! Can't wait.
Diana Kramer
March 11th, 2009 @ 9:00 pm
Hi Honey, I was showing your site to a friend at work. She has a cousin who is taking classes related to your work and thought she'd be interested in seeing what you have to offer. Anyway, I'm at work and must not be too busy, but I also wanted to tell you thank you for going to the dance thing with us. It wasn't exactly what I had thought but it was fun anyways. Take care, Love Mom
March 11th, 2009 @ 9:32 pm
Hi Mom!
March 12th, 2009 @ 1:18 am
^^
March 12th, 2009 @ 1:47 am
Wow. I'm sooooooo excited. Can i just say something Andrew. Theres one thing i love more then the products you have.
Its the fact that over the years we have seen your progression through motion graphics. Its that, that inspires me most. You know when you start out and you great stuff you think is great and then you progress and look back and see how amateur it all looks compared to where you are now.
I have finally started to see this in my work and use you as someone to look up to, a quality to achieve. And each step forward i make you also take one step forawrd giving me a new level to aspire to.
Thanks so much.
James
kiran
March 12th, 2009 @ 9:21 am
Sweeter than flowers dipped in honey! I can't wait for this product to come out
March 12th, 2009 @ 3:06 pm
Dude, it's about time! LOL. I can't wait.

-Nate
Timinator
March 12th, 2009 @ 6:31 pm
Ummm... why doesn't my mom post to my blog?

Oh yeah, she doesn't even know what email is. Now, I remember.
Bayden Docking
March 12th, 2009 @ 11:40 pm
My mum thinks a blog is something you do in a toilet.
Aleksander Stokkebro
March 13th, 2009 @ 12:02 am
hey Andrew. Do you have any idea of how much it is going to cost? and the AME, how many percent of them were real effects?

Best Regards
Aleksander
Zach
March 13th, 2009 @ 4:38 pm
How much is this going to cost?
mena
March 14th, 2009 @ 9:14 pm
thank you andrew please dvd for learning javascript &expressions
mahmoud noseir
March 15th, 2009 @ 2:38 pm
dear anddrew

if u visit egypt one day

i wish to see u personaly in live

i just like your work man and your way in working

your's
egyption guy
March 15th, 2009 @ 5:33 pm
Awesome!
Can't wait!
a couple of questions:

- Did you also shoot fire elements (not only explosions)?
- Any idea of a ballpark release schedule?
- Any ballpark concept of pricing?
- What resolution and codec are you releasing it on? (720/1080/2k ; DVCProHD/Cineform)???

Thanks!!
vidhu popli
March 15th, 2009 @ 11:44 pm
cant wait!!
vidhu popli
March 16th, 2009 @ 12:00 am
plz .. can you set the release date... U r the best..
thnks!!!
-vidhu
Topollillo
March 17th, 2009 @ 5:23 pm
Great Loco tell us when It's coming ?
Djordjevlasotince
March 18th, 2009 @ 8:09 am
Yeah man, when it's coming ? I heard for your site one year ago, and when i open it, i have had what to see :). It is gorgeous man !
I love Action Movie Essentials, but, when i see this HD, i will swoon :D

Regards from SERBIA ! ! !
Brad
March 19th, 2009 @ 6:56 pm
Wow, I can tell this one's gonna be good :)
Can't wait!

This would be perfect for an upcoming 48hour competition in NZ.
Dayill
March 20th, 2009 @ 9:14 am
Do you plan to offer this as a bundle with proscores (for additional savings)?
Malcolm
March 22nd, 2009 @ 7:07 am
This collection will really help me with my projects. Is there any release date?
jeff “moririn” waweru
March 24th, 2009 @ 6:13 am
hey bayden

something u do in a toilet ?? ur mum is just hilariously awesome...am jealous
i still insist "Andrew kramer is bigger than kurt cobain"

cheers
RobCoxxy
April 3rd, 2009 @ 1:07 pm
You have no idea how excited I am right now, Kramer! :D

Currently scripting a half-hour zombie film, (complete with guns, gore, death and awesome) so I cannot wait for AEHD, it, in conjunction with "real" effects courtesy of indymogul's tutorials, will help propel my piece from "Average yet entertaining" to "Bloody Smashing".

Keep up the good work, and I'll see this soon hopefully!
LOVE! Rob! :D
<3
KGSFX
April 3rd, 2009 @ 3:42 pm
ahahaha your mom commented LOLOL
that's great.
so is there a general E.T.A of the release of this product?
FRnK_
April 26th, 2009 @ 9:02 pm
aaaaaaaaaaaa genial!
acá esperaremos :P
RemingtonM
May 12th, 2009 @ 10:33 am
I can't wait! Will you add this to your everything bundle? I plan on getting that in the summer. I like the 3d box also, If you ever run out of ideas it would make a cool tutorial. The more 3d the better!
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